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National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR

1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
+1 303-497-1000
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A must visit gem

This is a fabulous place to visit when in the Boulder or Denver area (it is about 40 minutes drive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Philip M
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London, United Kingdom
Hidden Gem!

Great little place. Fascinating exhibits that make you feel that you've really learned something... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MsSamsonite
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Explore hands-on exhibits about weather, climate, the Sun, the atmosphere, and art-science connections in this famous I.M. Pei-designed building. Other options: a wheelchair-accessible outdoor weather trail, guided tours for the public at noon on Monday/Wednesday/Friday except holidays, and a Guide-By-Cell audio tour (using your phone). Free admission, open 363 days a year. Hours: M-F 8am-5pm; Weekends & holidays 9am-4pm. Visit our website for information about your visit, including organized group tours and to find out about our two annual maintenance closure dates.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1850 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO 80305-5602
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a fabulous place to visit when in the Boulder or Denver area (it is about 40 minutes drive from Denver). Views as you drive uphill towards the architecturally fascinating building of NCAR with views towards the Flatirons and Boulder Mountain Park are spectacular....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little place. Fascinating exhibits that make you feel that you've really learned something while having fun. The building itself is interesting and there are some lovely trails to walk from the car park. Some superb photographs and art on show as well :) And...More

Thank MsSamsonite
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Take advantage of your opportunity to view an I. M. Pei designed building. It's wonderful modern architecture, modeled after the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi Indians. Check out how the building design and color fits into the landscape. There are multiple levels with connecting open...More

Thank jazzie F
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Interesting displays and a lot of hands-on exhibits to appeal to all ages. We visited at a time when hurricanes were menacing the east coast where we live, so we were able to learn more about what was happening. So interesting! I wished I had...More

Thank K B
NCAR-UCAR, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thanks for the great review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 17 September 2017

During a recent trip to Colorado, a friend took me to NCAR which sits at the foothills of the Flat iron mountains with a commanding view of Boulder and the surrounding front range area. Housed in an interesting looking building, there are hands-on displays (great...More

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UCAR_SciEd, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come see us again soon!

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Came here on a Friday afternoon to check out this educational center while in the are with some time to spare. First thing we noticed was that there were plenty of employees near the entrance but no one even greeted us or offered direction as...More

Thank xhelloworldx
UCAR_SciEd, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review! As we are also a research facility, some employees do not work with guest relations, and we apologize for any confusion. Please visit us MWF at noon for a guided tour for the most interactive experience!

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Okay, first of all, this is a working laboratory facility so it's not fair to rate it for its entertainment value. But here goes anyway. I found the self guided displays to be random with no particular sequence to follow. A few of the interactive...More

Thank Flare-n-me
UCAR_SciEd, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We hope you are able to come back for a guided tour (MWF at noon) to gain a clearer interpretation of our displays and facility! We apologize if any of the displays were not working properly, as we work hard...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

We were coming to the end of our Total Eclipse tour around the rockies and I had read about NCAR so I aimed to get us before the noonday free tour. We got there in time but I think that thanks to my SatNav our...More

Thank Vince S
UCAR_SciEd, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please visit us again soon.

Reviewed 5 September 2017

We went to some of the 50th anniversary festivities to hear talk about the I M Pei architecture. Did not realize what a wonderful educational museum space had been created before this.

1  Thank David B
UCAR_SciEd, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for attending the 50th anniversary celebration! We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were very glad that we took the time to visit here and that we caught one of the guided tours. The displays allow you to go at your own pace and give much information, The building is surrounded by hiking trails and we had...More

Thank tweedybird26
UCAR_SciEd, Guest Relations Manager at National Center for Atmospheric Research - NCAR, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017
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Kathleen K
30 June 2015|
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Response from Lili E F | Property representative |
Hi Kathleen, Thank you for your interest in visiting NCAR. Our public tours are MWF at noon. You can find out more about visiting NCAR by calling 303.497.1000. Sorry we can't include URLs in these messages but there is a... More
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